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No thanks, Carol Volderman

I was desparate for a bricklayer in the summer term, when they are all on site, so I grabbed “Peter” when the agency sent him along. It wasn’t till Week 2 that it hit us.

All the problems that we had came down to the fact that he couldn’t read or write.

Goodbye Peter.

But Kinsey was right – we do need to attract the brightest 10% into teaching if we are to have good education; and

Michael Gove [Conservative – party political warning!] was also right – we shouldn’t pay to train people with third class degrees as teachers.

So how would that work for me in vocational education?

and for poor old Carol Volderman?

Sorry Carol but I am after someone who is better qualified. Can I keep you on our file? Click to enlarge.

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January 29, 2010 Posted by | teachers | , , , | Leave a comment

How much are teachers paid?

There are about 1/4 of a million people working in colleges in England.

What do they teach, and how much are they paid?

Let’s start with pay –

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January 20, 2010 Posted by | further education | , , , | Leave a comment